Eleuthero Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
If ginseng were a plant that went by any other name (turns out it is), one of these would be eleuthero. While they sound nothing alike and look only a little like relatives, they can be thought of as high-energy cousins and are more similar than you’d think. They actually get along pretty well. And unlike in some family feuds, there’s no crash! So don’t let its long name or funny Siberian accent scare you off (and don’t even try to spell it unless you must): eleutherococcus is a family member worth taking the time to get to know.
Looking for more info? These herbs work so well that if we told you about them we couldn’t sell them to you (seriously, US laws are that crazy: we can teach or we can sell but not both!). Luckily Grandmother Google knows all.